Category Archives: Italian

Wednesday is Pasta Day! 4/7/21

I am officially declaring Wednesday Pasta Day. What other food is more perfect than pasta to get you over the hump of the weekdays and sliding on into the weekend. Plus noodles of one sort or another are in almost … Continue reading

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Easter bread and Brussels sprouts. 4/4/21

On Sunday we decided to have our eggs in the form of cake. Our daughter made this delicious yeast cake/bread called Colomba di Pasqua, or dove of Easter in Italian. It was so good! We ate a lot of it. … Continue reading

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Penne with mushrooms and asparagus. 3/31/21

Whole grain penne with mushrooms and asparagus Is pasta night my favorite night of the week? I think so! Pasta has so much going for it. It is carb heavy and I love carbs. It is so quick to make. … Continue reading

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Vegan night-salad and pasta with broccoli and mushrooms. 3/22/21

I admit to being lazy when it comes to salad. If I can get an assortment of salad greens already washed I am all for it. For Monday’s salad I used a bagged chopped salad that included some bitter greens. … Continue reading

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Chicken piccata, mashed potatoes, asparagus. 3/18/21

Chicken piccata, mashed potatoes, asparagus Since I was tired of our usual Classic Chicken, I pushed for a different way to make chicken this week. We came up with chicken piccata which is basically chicken breast pounded out, seasoned with … Continue reading

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Asparagus carbonara with mushrooms. 3/16/21

Asparagus carbonara with mushrooms First time making this recipe and, wow, was it great! It has been a long time since we have used cheese in a dish so that alone made this dinner seem really indulgent. The recipe is … Continue reading

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Light shrimp scampi with whole grain linguine. 3/9/21

Slight change in plans for dinner tonight. We were supposed to be having classic chicken but when we went in the freezer there was no chicken. So we made Friday’s dinner instead. You never have to twist my arm to … Continue reading

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Back from vacation. Pasta night! 3/5/21

John and I are back from our vacation in colorful southwest Utah. Although we did a lot of exercise, it just could not keep up with our vacation eating. We finished off the last two days with pizza and moo … Continue reading

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Penne with kale and mushroom. 2/23/21

I was just mentioning to John this morning that pasta seems to go with everything. I had never made it with kale before but it worked out perfectly. I especially liked the flavor of the whole grain penne with the … Continue reading

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Planned-overs for vaccine day. 2/15/21

No doubt it seems like I love to cook every day of the week and that is mostly true. Sometimes, though, I need to plan for the times when I probably will not want to go to the trouble of … Continue reading

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